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Robert Averbach

Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus

Robert Averbach
Robert Averbach

Endodontics and Surgical Dentistry
Mail Stop F847
13065 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6970
Fax: 303-724-6986


  • Postdoctoral Speciality Training - Endodontics, Temple University School of Dentistry
  • DDS, Temple University School of Dentistry

Honors and Awards:

  • President's Teaching Scholar
  • President's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor
  • Outstanding Didactic Instructor
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Professor of the Year
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pi Rho Chapter

Departmental Affiliations:

  • Department of Surgical Dentistry
  • Department of Endodontics

Research Interests:

I am interested in clinical problems and solutions within the specialty of endodontics. This has included evaluating and utilization of new technology

Recent Publications:


Mehdipour O, Kleier DJ, Averbach RE. Anatomy of sodium hypochlorite accidents. Compendium 2007;28:544-50.

Averbach RE, Kleier DJ. Clinical update on root canal disinfection. Compendium 2006;27:284-289.

Kleier DJ, Averbach R, Skidmore L, Minor M, Pascoe, G. A comparison of clinical outcomes using a nickel-titanium rotary or stainless steel hand file instrumentation technique. Compendium 2006;27:87-91.

Wolcott. J and Averbach, RE. “Complicated Crown Factures: Tooth Fragment Reattachment” Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Vol. 23, No. 6 pp 520-528. June 2002

Averbach, R. and Kleier, D. Endodontics in the 21st Century, Compendium. Vol. 22, No. 1 Jan 2001, pp. 27-34.

Kleier, D., Shibilski, K. and Averbach. R. Radiographic Appearance of Titanium Posts in Endodontically Treated Teeth. J. Endo. Feb. 1999, pp. 128-131.

Averbach, R., Managing Curricular Change Rocky Mountain Health Care Observer. Dec., 1996

Averbach, R., Dean’s Column, J. Colorado Dental Association. Three columns per year, 1991-1998

Kleier, D.J., Reader, C., Averbach, R.E.: Endodontic Success: Is Quick and Easy The Answer? Journal of the Colorado Dental Association, Vol. 70(4):9-11, 1992.

Kassebaum, D.K., Averbach, R.E., Fryer, E.: Student preference for case-based versus lecture instructional format. Journal of Dental Education, 55(12):1-4, 1991.

Kassebaum, D.K., Reader, C., Kleier, D., Averbach, R.E.: Localization of anatomic structures prior to endodontic surgery with tomograms. Oral Surgery Oral Med Oral Pathology, 72(5):610-613, 1991.

Kleier, D.J., Averbach, R.E. Glutaraldehyde Nonbiologic Monitors. Infect. Control. Hosp. Epidemiol. Vol. 11-8, 1990.

Kleier, D.J., Tucker, J.E., and Averbach, R.E. Clinical Evaluation of Glutaraldehyde Nonbiologic Monitors. Quintessence Int. 20:271-277, 1989.

Kleier, D.J., Averbach, R.E. Painful dysesthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve following use of a paraformaldehyde containing root canal sealer. Endod. Dent. Traumatol. 4:46-8, 1988.

Clark, M.S., Silverstone, L.M., Lindenmuth, J., Hicks, M.J., Averbach, R.E., Kleier, D.J., and Stoller, N.H. An Evaluation of the Clinical Analgesia/Anesthesia Efficacy on Acute Pain Using the High Frequency Neural Modulator in Various Dental Settings. Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Path. 63(4):501-505, 1987.

Bomberg, T.J. and Averbach, R. Local Anesthesia and the Elderly Dental Patient. Gerodontics, 2:157-160, 1986.

Lindenmuth, J.E., Silverstone, L.M., Clark, M.S., Hicks, M.J., Averbach, R.E., et al. Early Observations on the Use of High Frequency Neural Modulation in Dental Procedures. ASAAD Proceedings - Pain Control in Dentistry, Vol. 13-1, 1986.

Kleier, D.J., Averbach, R.E., and Kawulok, T. Efficient Calcium Hydroxide Placement within the Root Canal. J. Prosthetic Dent. 53(4):509-510, 1985.

Kleier, D.J., Benner, S., and Averbach, R. Two Dental X-ray Films Compared for Rater Preference Using Endodontic Views. Oral Surg. 59 (2):201-205, 1985.

Kleier, D.J., Aragon, S., and Averbach, R. Dental Management of the Chronic Vomiting Patients. J. of the American Dental Assn. 108:618-621, 1984 - Reprint: Psych Review Brea Hospital Neuropsychiatric Center. August, 1984.

Kleier, D.J., Deeg, D., and Averbach, R.E. An Extraoral Approach to the Infraorbital Block. J. of the American Dental Assn. 107 (5):758-760, 1983.

Kleier, D.J., Averbach, R.E., and Mullaney, T.P. A Mannequin Model for Teaching Endodontic Surgery. J. Endodon.9 (1):32-34, Jan. 1983.

Kleier, D.J., Sexton, J.R., and Averbach, R.E. Electronic and Clinical Comparison of Pulp Testers. J. Dent. Res. 61 (12):1413-1415, Dec. 1982.

Averbach, R. and Kleier, D. Pulp Testing for Dental Auxiliaries. Dental Assisting. March/April, 1982.

Averbach, R. and Kleier, D. Streamlining Endodontic Emergency Care. Dental Assisting. Jan/Feb., 1982.

Kleier, D. and Averbach, R. Endodontic Emergencies. Colorado State Dental Journal. Sept. 1980.

Averbach, R., Kleier, D. and Minor, R., Pre-clinical Endodontic Manual

Averbach, R. and Goldfogel, M. Pulp Capping. Video Tape (UCSD) 1977.

Averbach, R. and Goldfogel, M. Pulpal Irritants. Video Tape (UCSD) 1977.

Sanger, R., Greer, R., and Averbach, R. Osseous Lesions in Sickle Cell Anemia. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology. April, 1977.

Averbach, R.E. Introduction to: Use of Paraformaldehyde Pastes in Endodontics. J. of the Colorado Dental Association. November, 1975.

Baker, Eleazer, Averbach, Seltzer. Scanning Electron Microscope Study of the Efficiency of Various Irrigation Solutions. J. of Endodontics. April, 1975.